MLK Memorial

Martin Luther King knew that the Civil Rights movement needed a soundtrack and that every hero needed theme music. The Civil Rights movement incorporated jazz, folk, R&B and gospel to use music that everybody could relate to and be inspired by to help change America in the 1950s and 1960s. Click here for MLK Memorial […]

While Rosa Parks is cemented in American minds as a heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, a host of unsung Black women and their sacrifices for freedom are hardly mentioned. And yet, the list is long: Fannie Lou Hammer, Ella Baker, Dorothy Height, Septima Clark, Marian Wright Edelman… So as the masses gather in Washington […]

District of Columbia residents watched the sun shine brightly on the façade of the new 30-foot Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at “D.C. Day,” a chance for people in the District to view of the statute of King and the wall bearing some of his penetrating words. The statue, conveying an indelible image of […]

Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) will hold a mass march for jobs and justice on Saturday, August 27, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The rally and march is expected to attract thousands of members of the civil rights community. Martin Luther King III, Tom Joyner, CEO of the National Urban League Marc Morial, […]

Fourty-eight years after the March on Washington became the crowning achievement of the Civil Rights Movement, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being remembered with his own memorial on the National Mall. At the same time, civil rights veterans are taking time to remember Bayard Rustin, the march’s chief organizer. The Washington Post reports: […]

Here are some books authored by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr that you may be interested in reading.

Roland Martin talks with Harry Johnson about the progress of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington D.C. The MLK Memorial is scheduled to open August 28th, 2011. For more information visit http://www.dedicatethedream.org. TJMS: MLK Memorial Set To Open In August With 4 Days Of Events by Roland S Martin on Mixcloud

The Washington D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will be dedicated on August 28th, 2011. So far, they have raised $111Mil of the $120Mil goal! See how you can help below. As we celebrate his legacy and his vision of freedom and equality for all mankind, we encourage you to contribute to the memorial […]

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the 43 years since King’s assassination, African-Americans have made tremendous progress, and the legacy of Dr. King has continued to live strong. Today, a short distance from where King delivered his famed “I Have a Dream” speech, […]

Washington D.C.– Ahead of celebrations of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, some local officials got an up close and personal tour of the memorial being built in his honor.